What would you say if your local shrine was always pristine, yet nobody claimed to be the caretaker?
In Nonogawa, Inari is the most popular of the Kami. Every Shrine to the god seems to clean and refresh the offerings themselves. Locals often visit the larger ones. But the smaller, out of the way ones, have few if any visitors. No matter how small, the buildings and grounds are maintained.
Please enjoy this tale you’ll hear around the campfires and as bedtime stories in the Nonogawa River Valley.